ONE Albuquerque Planning Newsletter February 2024

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The West Mesa and Northwest Mesa Community Planning Area (CPA) Assessments are about to start! Make sure you’re getting updates on when the Long-Range team will be in your neighborhood! 


Reminder – East Gateway Open House


ONE Albuquerque January Newsletter

Happy New Year, Albuquerque.

As we embark on 2024, we are taking time to reflect on the many successes of the last year like a record-breaking Balloon Fiesta, major progress on housing policy, expanding public safety resources, and so much more. In fact, you can find out more about our City’s accomplishments here in our “Year in Review” report.

We are also taking time to refresh our efforts and focus on making Albuquerque the best city for families. In just a few weeks, we will be at the legislative session, advocating for funding and policies that can move our city forward in these endeavors.

For the first time in decades, crime stats are trending in the right direction. Plans for better access and more housing are actually being realized. That’s why we must double down and capitalize on this momentum as we are looking to partner with the State to invest in needed services.

No city has more potential than ABQ to be the best place for families. But this is only something we can achieve together. Join us in our crusade during the session and let your legislators know that it’s time to give ABQ families the attention they deserve. And if you want to take your community engagement to the next level, the City offers so many opportunities to get involved through jobsvolunteering, or even boards and commissions like the ones listed in this letter.

Let’s fulfill the promise of Albuquerque together. 


Mayor Tim Keller


Operation “Silent Night” Collecting Gifts for Shelter Pets

Celebrate the season of giving by helping the Animal Welfare Department increase the comfort of homeless animals in City shelters. The wish list for cats and dogs include small cat toys, treats, beds, brushes, wand toys, scratchers, blankets, towels, dog enrichment toys, collars, harnesses, pill pockets, and Kong’s toys. Please help them by fulfilling their wish list as they spend their holidays at Animal Welfare shelters while waiting to find forever homes. Donations will be accepted through December 31. Members of the public can drop off their donations at the Animal Welfare Department shelters and at participating small businesses throughout the city. 

Drop off locations:

  • Clarks Pet Emporium – 4914 Lomas NE, 87112 – 505-268-5977 
  • Clarks Pet Emporium – 11200 Menaul NE 87111 – 505-292-6288
  • Petco – 10700 Lomas NE, 87112 – 505-296-0978
  • Petco – 3601 Old Airport NW, 87114 – 505-898-2450
  • Boofy’s Best for Pets – 8201 Golf Course NW, 87120 – 505-890-0757
  • Boofy’s Best for Pets – 4610 Cutler NE, 87110 – 505-884-3855
  • Route 66 Veterinary – 3601 Central NE, 87108 – 505-266-7866
  • Great Harvest Bread – 11200 Montgomery NE – 505-293-8277
  • Eastside shelter: 8920 Lomas NE
  • Westside shelter: 11800 Sunset Gardens SW
  • Lucky Paws: 6600 Menaul NE

Find and order goodies for the animals through the Amazon Wish List for Albuquerque Shelter Animals at:

It’s the Holiday Season

Hello Albuquerque, 

This is truly the best time of year in Albuquerque. Besides getting to spend time with our loved ones, it’s always so special to see the snow-capped Sandias, luminarias lining the street, and our community coming together to celebrate the triumphs of the last year and the promise of the next one. 

This is also an important time for us to take stock and evaluate how we can better support one another. This could look like supporting local businesses as you shop for holiday gifts, or joining our Civic Engagement team and getting involved in community service opportunities. You could even join one of our many boards and commissions and help make a difference in City policy. 

There are so many ways to get involved in our incredible, unique community and to make a positive impact. We are so fortunate to call Albuquerque our home, and we are ready to take on another year moving our city forward and fulfilling its potential. 

On behalf of the City of Albuquerque, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. 

Mayor Tim Keller


Book Sale Hosted by ABQ Library This Saturday!

Love books? Need books? Want books? Come out to the Friends of the Public Library Monthly Book Sale this Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and add to your literary collection! the Book Sale takes place at the Main Library, 501 Copper NW, Lower Level, and you will find treasures like coffee table books, art books, gift books, stocking stuffers, holiday fiction and non-fiction, and much more. This is the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping and get something for the bookworm in your life. For more information, visit: All proceeds benefit the ABQ Library system.